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First Thing Today Audio | June 17, 2021

Biden and Putin agree on Iran's nuclear aspirations, limits expand for lean hog contracts as the cash market surges and Grassley looks forward to Ag Committee hearings on cattle industry woes...

First Thing Today Audio | June 16, 2021

Fed officials may indicate they are eyeing an interest rate increase sooner than expected, President Biden is to meet with Vladimir Putin today and China reports its pig herd surged in May...

First Thing Today Audio | June 15, 2021

Corn and soybean CCI ratings came in below 5-year averages, the U.S. and E.U. announce trade truce and a House Subcommittee will discuss shipping snags...

Friday Wrap-up | June 11, 2021

Editor Brian Grete and Davis Michaelsen discuss market declines into the weekend and this week's S&D reports...

First Thing Today Audio | June 11, 2021

Biden explores ways to relieve refiners of RFS blending requirements, the U.S. Budget deficit has risen sharply and a bipartisan group of senators find consensus on an infrastructure proposal...

First Thing Today Audio | June 10, 2021

USDA will release its June S&D balance sheets today, Biden tells military personnel coronavirus and climate change are among the greatest threats and El Salvador approves bitcoin as legal currency...

First Thing Today Audio | June 8, 2021

Recent rains were too little, too late for a portion of the Brazilian safrinha corn crop, Blinken looks to open trade talks with Taiwan and USDA begins work on rules for cell-based meat…

Friday Wrap-up | June 4, 2021

Editor Brian Grete and Davis Michaelsen discuss the weather volatility and look ahead to Thursday's S&D report...